Sunday, August 07, 2005

Dukes of Hazzard

Well we'll put this and a few other movies to rest with this story:
ShowBIZ Data's box office estimates for Friday show that Warner Bros' remake of the popular CBS show The Dukes of Hazzard, starring Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott and Jessica Simpson, has scored the top spot with $12.5 million in its opening day on Friday. As the ninth widest release of all time, Dukes has little competition for the top spot this weekend, where it should earn somewhere between $33 and 35 million.

Meanwhile, the studio's indie subdivision Warner Indendent Pictures is close to scoring another coup with its G-rated nature documentary March of the Penguins. It expanded into 1,897 theatres nationwide on Friday, becoming the second widest release for a documentary, and after making roughly $2 million on Friday, its set to become the second highest-grossing documentary after Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 tomorrow.

Neither put much of a damper on New Line's Wedding Crashers, which added another $4.9 million to its box office. That's about a million less than it earned last Friday, and it brings it box office gross to over $133 million.

Of last week's three new movies, Disney's superhero comedy Sky High held up the best, adding another $2.9 million to its take yesterday and Rob Cohen's Stealth held up the worst, making a million less then that on its second Friday. Warner Brothers' romantic comedy Must Love Dogs ended up right inbetween with $2.4 million.

The way things are looking right now, Time Warner will end up with five of the six top movies this weekend. Check back tomorrow for the full weekend box office report.

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